Community colleges pivot to support their vulnerable students

Community college administrations across the U.S. are helping students continue their education during the pandemic by helping them address basic needs. Cerritos College in Norwalk, California has given away 300 free laptops and already ordered 200 more. Reynolds Community College in Virginia took a targeted approach by focusing on providing technology aid like loaning out computers, setting up internet hotspots in parking lots and, but the pandemic has exacerbated a longstanding struggle for many community colleges across the U.S.—lower federal funding per student when compared to flagship institutions.

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